Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pope Francis gives SSPX priests faculties to grant absolution from sins

Rorate Caeli has posted a letter from Pope Francis stating that SSPX priests can now validly hear confessions (officially). Nobody saw this coming, which was issued in conjunction with the the so-called "Year of Mercy" that starts on Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015. 

SSPX priests have been hearing confessions and granting absolution for forty-five years, especially when your neighborhood parish priest thinks this and that is not a sin. 

This is the second major positive news item from the Holy See regarding the SSPX; the first earlier this summer was the appointment of Bishop Fellay by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith to be the first-instance judge of a disciplinary hearing for a Society priest. And the folks at the Detroit Warehouse still believe that they are in schism? Give me a break. 

Secondly, the Pope also held a satellite forum hosted by ABC News, where he spoke to Catholic school students from Chicago, a border town in Texas, and Los Angeles. I promised to give my opinion on his visit to the United States, which I will express:

I believe the Holy Father should stay home and don't waste the energy addressing Congress and the United Nations. Unless he is going to excommunicate all those "Catholic" politicians who regularly vote to fund Planned Parenthood, sodomy, and all other problems, then he should cancel his speech. 

As far as the SSPX are concerned, they do not need a preamble with the Vatican if they already do what canon law allows them to do: give the sacraments via supplied jurisdiction. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Missing Mass these days is tragic

Even though I missed Sunday Mass today because I have another severe cold and allergy symptoms and excused according to the law itself, it is still tragic. Every time I do not attend Mass, plus anytime I do and do not meet a single Catholic girl before or afterwards, it is still tragic. The fact that my adoptive parish church is thirty miles away from home is challenging  in itself on a happy day, never mind on a rainy day. 

This comes to show that despite living in a major American city with over 180,000 inhabitants, there is not one Catholic house of worship that offers the Traditional Latin Mass. There is no hope for the future. Crime and drugs all over the place. Ecclesiastical crimes are committed on a daily basis and nothing is done about them. No cassocks, no habits, no discipline, no reprimands. 

In my last post I showed some screenshots of the Facebook page for NEW Worcester, the "New Evangelization Worcester for Youth and Young Adults." They showed nuns dancing to Taylor Swift and the Steubenville East Conference that took place recently in the Archdiocese of Boston (with Cardinal Sean's blessing and presence). 

For those who know me, I don't use Facebook or Twitter for good reasons. When I revisited the page last week, they now require a login. So I am considered a humbug.

Because I am more Catholic than most of the employees (clerical and lay) of the Diocese of Worcester, I get punished indirectly. There is a TLM at a monastery chapel in a rural part of the Diocese, but there will never be one within the city limits of Worcester or a bordering town anytime soon. 

It doesn't help that we have the worst pope in living memory, a topic which I will address in my next post. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wonder why I can't get someone?...blame the hierarchy

The Archdiocese of Toronto sings songs to the pagan goddess of nature, Gaia, during the televised TV mass for the homebound and elderly. Exposed by The Remnant

Down here in New England, the youth and young adult Catholics are being improperly served and taught the Faith. There are too many examples to name, but when our youth are being encouraged to attend conferences approved by the bishops that are anything put Catholic in character, then we all are in trouble. 

One USCCB survey of seminarians and younger priests clearly states that contemporary worship music influenced their priestly vocations. This is tragic. The thing passes on with events like the ones put on by Lifeteen and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. This following video features Dominican nuns dancing to a Taylor Swift song:


This same act is approved by the Diocese of Worcester. Below are Facebook screenshots that prove that both Worcester and Boston are in favor of contemporary worship instead of the council of Trent:


Steubenville East in the Archdiocese of Boston:



A seminarian in a t-shirt?

Events like these plus the Novus Ordo liturgies that most of these kids attend in their parishes are part of the crises in the Church today. They are the reasons why I am have trouble finding a Catholic companion. 




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Late Fr. Keane's former chapel up for sale

St. Roger and St. Mary Chapel, the former independent Latin Mass chapel in West Roxbury established by the late Fr. John Keane, is now for sale. The property at 95 Rockland Street is listed for $395,000 by Donahue Real Estate. According to city records, the owner is the Society of Saint Pius X, who bought the property thinking they were going to reopen it as a chapel. But with only a seating capacity of 90 and no parking lot, it is no longer useable as a church. Mass has not been said there for quite some time. 

The SSPX currently rent office space in Woburn, where Mass is said every Sunday morning at 9:00 am. There is also an endangered parish which could get axed by the Archdiocese of Boston, which the SSPX should try to acquire. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fr. Robert Barron named LA auxiliary bishop

While the Holy Father embraces a communist crucifix from the Bolivian president, he has also appointed a priest to the episcopacy that believes "that there is a reasonable hope that all men are saved." His name is Father Robert Barron, the priest from Chicago who produced the Catholicism series. He will be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles under Archbishop Gomez. 

Barron's news columns are all over the establishment Catholic media controlled by the bishops. Now he is one of them. With all the celebrity status he might bear, he is no Fulton Sheen. 

(First reported by The Pilot, which has a picture of him dressed as a layman.) 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yes, SSPX priests validly confer the sacraments

Please watch this short video below. It explains that the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X do exercise supplied jurisdiction when administering the sacraments. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

8th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Papal Bull Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI, which upheld the fact that the Traditional Latin Mass was never banned and can be said by any priest without permission from a bishop or religious superior. 

Eight years later we have a different pope who does not care about the Church, but rather cares more about climate change than the global persecution of Christians and reverent liturgy. 

America is only ten days removed from nationalizing same-sex marriage, and the beginning of the end is near unless Divine Intervention is taken. 

The New England states, sad to say, are the worst places in the United States to be Catholic. In Massachusetts alone, despite having one of the highest percentage of baptized Catholics in the nation, the Church has become de-facto mission territory. The number of places where the Tridentine Mass is said in the Bay State on a Sunday is countable on one hand. One even started up but was eliminated due to lack of attendance.

Eight years ago I was a young kid who attended Mass at my neighborhood parish. In the diocese I live in, instead of granting a parish in the big city to a traditionalist order of priests,  several parishes have closed and were sold to anti-Catholic worshippers, except one to the Maronites. Now there are less than 100 parishes in this diocese, which will be gone once the Bishop dies or retires.

Because of the poor episcopal leadership in Massachusetts, I have not been able to find my Catholic sweetheart. With the exception of an Juventutem chapter in Boston (which is totally young adult-run, has mostly "private" night Masses, and has no support from the Archdiocese), there are no orthodox programs for Catholic youth or young adults (age 18-35). There has been no catechesis on marriage and family life for the most part. There might be social events for young adult Catholics, but what "Mass" do they go to? 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage; the end of America is near...


I'm upset, but not surprised. 

Thanks to Pope Francis and many Novus Ordo clergymen, gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. 

It started in the Bay State, which will be the first one to collapse. 

It is due to most baptized Catholics don't know or do know but hate the Faith. 

With gay marriage legal in all fifty states, the LGBT activists will try to replace the Stars and Stripes in the classroom with the rainbow flag, where students will be saluting Sodom and Gomorrah every morning in Nazi fashion. 

Every politician, regardless of party, who has voted against the Catholic teachings, needs to be excommunicated now!


Only a constitutional amendement several times over will save America. That's why the Founding Fathers allowed the Constitution to be amended with a certain process. 



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This Just In: Boston area ranked third-worst "Bible-minded" market by American Bible Society

The Protestant-based American Bible Society has determined via studies that the Boston market area (which includes Worcester and Southern New Hampshire) has the third-worst Biblical view of society, with only only 14% of residents reading the Bible at some point. Boston ranks above Albany, NY and Providence, RI, respectively. The top five markets are in the Bible Belt: Birmingham, AL (51%), Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities in Tennessee (tie at 50%), Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA (48%), and Shreveport, LA (46%). 

Please note that despite the most number of baptized Catholics in New England, many of them have never picked-up a Bible and read it for thirty minutes to gain a Plenary Indulgence. How many priests read from the Bible other than what is required during the Sacred Liturgy? 

Here is the chart to see where your market area ranks: